Volume 15, Number 34, August 26, 1988



Prof. Dr. Hans-Philipp Pöhn

by Gabriele Liebig and Jutta Dinkermann

The former infectious diseases chief for the West German Office of Health discusses the likelihood of an early change in AIDS policy.


Report from Africa

by Thierry Lalevée

The “Continent of the 21st Century.”

Report from Bonn

by Rainer Apel

Mass Flight from Perestroika.

From New Delhi

by Susan Maitra

India’s Eighth Five Year Plan.

Dateline Mexico

by Carlos Méndez

President Presses Ahead on Austerity.

Andean Report

by Mark Sonnenblick

Ecuador Disrupts Ibero-American Unity.


The World Food Crisis.

Book Reviews

Conservatism Revisited: Not Much To Offer Today

by William Jones

Right from the Beginning, by Patrick Buchanan.

The Philosophical Roots of Liberalism

by Peter M. Schuller

Alasdair MacIntyre’s Whose Justice? Which Rationality?

No Way To Win the Peace

by Mary McCourt Burdman

Troubled Days of Peace: Mountbatten and South East Asia Command 1945-46, by Peter Dennis.

Sophistry on Behalf of Moscow’s Troops

by Daniel Platt

Revolutionaries and Functionaries: The Dual Face of Terrorism, by Richard Falk.

The Human Mind Is Not a Computer

by Warren J. Hamerman

From Message to Mind: Directions in Neurobiology, ed. by S.S. Easter et al., and Neuroelectric Systems, by Sid Deutsch and Evangelia Micheli-Tzanakov.

One of the Greatest Choreographers

by Katherine Kanter

Knud Arne Juergensen’s The Bournonville Ballets, a Photographic Record 1844-1933.

Books Received


USDA Crop Projections: Anatomy of a Big Lie

by Marcia Merry

Even the UN bureaucracy is predicting massive shortages, while the Department of Agriculture says not to worry.

IMF Forces Fall in Brazilian Population

Brazil’s expected population reduced by 20 million—an IMF “achievement”.

Currency Rates

Ukraine: Water Shortages Compound Food Crisis

by Irene Beaudry

International Credit

by William Engdahl

Are We Repeating October 1987?


by Robert Baker

Another Handout to the Grain Cartel.

Business Briefs

Science & Technology

The Case of the Missing Molecule

by Dr. John Grauerholz

Report on Dr. Jacques Benveniste and colleagues’ astounding experimental results, and the witchhunt against Benveniste.

An Extraordinary Discovery That Should Revolutionize Biology

by Laurent Rosenfeld


Ibero-Americans Map War-Plan against Drugs, IMF

by Robyn Quijano

A report on the Panama meeting to plan a “Second Amphictyonic Congress,” and build a movement to bring about an Ibero-American heads of state summit in 1992, to unify the continent and end austerity economics.

Declaration of Panama

The full text of the final communiqué.

Policies for an Integrated Continent

Reports from the task forces on Economic Sovereignty, Integration, and Foreign Debt; Security, Defense, and the Armed Forces; Integration of the Labor Movement; the Fight Against the Drug Trade; and Science and Technology.

Argentine Presidential Hopeful Salutes Meeting

A message from Carlos Saúl Menem.


Zia Assassination: A Soviet Act of War

by Linda de Hoyos

Carried out with the evident acquiescence of the “New Yalta” crowd in the United States.

Philippines: The Shattering of the Myth of the ‘Independent’ New People’s Army

An investigative report, exclusive to EIR.

Assad Weighs Options for Syria’s Crisis

by Selim al Khodr

Spain: González Creeps Toward ‘Dialogue’ as Terrorists Escalate Attacks

by Katherine Kanter

Bills Seek To Grab Panama Canal for U.S.

by Gretchen Small

Documentation: General Noriega’s speech on Resistance Day—the day he didn’t step down.

International Intelligence


The Battle for the Presidency Is On

by Jeffrey Steinberg

Vice President Bush’s convention speech has been touted as the test of his fitness to lead, but in truth, a series of actions by him and the President prior to the convention set the direction for the remainder of Campaign ’88.

EIR’s Benton Assaulted in New Orleans

The Washington newsman was the victim of what police believe was an attack by professionals—only a week after he provoked the President’s “invalid” Dukakis quip.

Judge Whitewashes U.S. Misconduct in the Boston LaRouche Trial

Documentation: From Judge Robert Keeton’s Memorandum and Order.

NDPC Seeks To Quash Writ of Execution

Congressional Closeup

by William Jones

National News